Do you remember Audion? Way back in 1999 and before the days of iTunes, Audion was (I dare say) the best Macintosh MP3 player/encoder on the market. Napster and Audion were the Mac MP3 power-houses of their day. Ahh, the late-nineties. Back when the record companies were ready to crap their pants because of digital music.
But it’s a different world now. Everyone from MusicMatch to Wal-Mart sell digital music legally and iTunes is the savior of the music industry. So where does that leave Audion? How can Panic compete with iTunes… a free program pre-installed on every Mac and packaged as a companion to the iPod? Basically, they can’t. So Panic has decided to pull out the digital adult diapers and retire Audion.
So please pause your iPod for a moment and join us in a brief moment of silence for Audion.